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Carlos I Brandy: “Matured in the best of the best sherry casks” (Interview)

Carlos I Brandy de Jerez (Osborne Sherry Weinbrand Herr Lutz Brand Ambassador Interview)

In the week before Christmas, I met my pal Michael “Jerry” Lutz, whom some of you might know under his alias Herr Lutz, for a chat over a couple of drams. A few weeks before, he had taken a new job at Grupo Osborne. During our conversation, he told me that he will (more…)

Rock Island: “Painting a marvelously maritime picture of the whisky islands” (Interview)

Rock Island by Douglas Laing and Remarkable Malts (Blended Malt Maritime Scotch Whisky Interview)

Last week, I introduced a trio of Rock Island expressions (namely Regular, 10yo and 21yo) here on my blog. Today, I am happy to dive even deeper in the matter and share with you some first-hand information on the latest developments from the Rock Island camp. (more…)

The Gauldrons: “Itsy-bitsy Spider crawls through Campbeltown” (Interview)

The Gauldrons by Douglas Laing & Remarkable Malts (Campbeltown Scotch Blended Malt Whisky Interview Talk)

In mid-September, Douglas Laing surprised the whisky world with the reveal of The Gauldrons, the long-awaited Campbeltown expression of their popular blended malt range called Remarkable Regional Malts. Not only have Glasgow’s Finest now conquered the full whisky map (more…)

Compass Box: “On making The Double Single from two carefully selected components” (Interview)

Jilly Boyd of Compass Box on The Double Single (Blended Scotch Whisky Grain Malt Glen Elgin Girvan Premium Interview BarleyMania)

To create a blended Scotch whisky of staggering complexity, you do not necessarily need to merge a huge number of components. In fact, you can achieve something truly remarkable by blending as little as two differing ingredients. That is the concept behind The Double Single (more…)

Emily Chappell: “Creating the iconic labels of That Boutique-y Whisky Company” (Interview)

Emily Chappell (That Boutique-y Whisky Company Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Label Illustration Comic Graphic Novel BarleyMania)

Whenever I stumble upon the exquisite bottlings of That Boutique-y Whisky Company, I cannot take my eyes off them. Not only do they contain excellent drams, but also do they sport one-of-a-kind designs. The comic-styled labels that grace these precious single cask whiskies (more…)